15 Simple Yoga Poses for Headaches Including Migraine

Blessed are those who get relieved from headache with a cup of coffee or two hours of sleep or may be after a breath of fresh air. Naturally, they are in enviable position in the eyes of migraine sufferers. More enviable are those with no history of headache. Really!!! According to a research, migraine ranks third in the list of most common health conditions in the world.

Migraine, sinus headache, cluster headache and tension headache are the most common types of headaches. Today's post will be about yoga poses for headaches including migraine.

What Causes Headache Including Migraine

Some of the causes of headache include:

  • Hormonal conditions
  • Chemical changes in brain
  • Central nervous system disorder
  • Family history of migraine

Headache Triggers

Those with chronic headache may ask "What doesn't?". Triggers can vary from person to person. Here are the general symptoms:

  • Indigestion
  • Unhealthy food habits
  • Insomnia
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Hormonal changes
  • Physical exertion
  • Poor ventilation
  • Certain beverages
  • Sensory triggers including strong smell, sound and light
  • Anger
  • Stress

How Does Yoga Relieve Headache?

Yoga helps to relieve most of the headache triggers. Regular practice of yoga poses for headache helps to relieve indigestion, neck and shoulder pain and hormonal imbalances, which can trigger headache. Yoga helps with anger management and stress as well.

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Yoga Poses for Headaches including Migraine

Given below are simple yoga poses for migraine and other types of headache:

1) Lotus Pose

Lotus Pose relieves stress and hence helps to prevent stress-induced headaches. Lotus Pose is considered one of the best yoga poses for meditation. If stress is your trigger, you may also want to consider enrolling in yoga retreats for stress relief.

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2) Standing Forward Bend

Standing Forward Bend relieves neck and shoulder pain thereby helping to prevent headache caused by these conditions.

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3) Big Toe Pose

Big Toe Pose strengthens neck muscles, relieves digestive disorders and insomnia.

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4) Triangle Pose

Since Triangle Pose strengthens neck and shoulders, it is effective in relieving and preventing headache caused due to these conditions. Those who find it difficult to practice Triangle Pose can perform Half Triangle Pose. Or, they can use yoga blocks to perform Triangle Pose. Yoga accessories including yoga blocks can be purchased from online stores.

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5) Downward Facing Dog Pose

Downward Facing Dog Pose strengthens digestion and also aids in relieving stress. Hence, it is effective for headache s due to indigestion and stress.

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6) Thunderbolt Pose

Thunderbolt Pose relieves constipation and strengthens digestion and hence is effective in curing and preventing headache induced to these conditions. Thunderbolt Pose is also an effective yoga pose for meditation.

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7) Child Pose

Child Pose is one of the most effective yoga poses for headache. The pose relieves constipation, improves digestion, promotes sleep and relieves stress.

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8) Cobra Pose

Cobra Pose relieves neck and shoulder pain. It also helps to relieve stress thereby aiding in curing headaches caused due to these conditions.

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9) Seated Forward Bend

Seated Forward Bend relieves headache caused due to neck pain and indigestion.

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10) Bridge Pose

Bridge Pose relieves indigestion, insomnia and is also effective for stress.

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11) Four Footed Pose

Four Footed Pose relieves indigestion, insomnia and stress thereby aiding in treating and preventing headaches caused due to these conditions.

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12) Shoulder Stand

Shoulder Stand, the Queen of all yoga poses, is one of the best yoga poses for headache. The pose strengthens the neck and shoulders, relieves insomnia and stress. Regular practice of this pose helps to be relieved from headache caused due to these conditions.

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13) Plough Pose

Plough Pose improves functions of abdominal organs; relieves insomnia and stress. It also aids in detoxification. Regular practice of Plough Pose relieves headache caused due to these conditions.

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14) Legs Up the Wall Pose

Legs Up the Wall Pose relieves indigestion, neck pain, insomnia and stress.

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15) Rest Pose

Rest Pose relaxes the body, cures insomnia and calms the mind thereby relieving headache caused due to these conditions.

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Practice the above-mentioned yoga poses for headache regularly to prevent headaches in future. You may also look for yoga studios nearby for support in your yoga practice.

Check here for the most effective mudras for headaches including migraines.

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